The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis is scheduled to take place in Montpellier, France, May 25-28, 2016.

In an interview, 2016 SSC Meeting President Jean-Francois Schved said that attendees of SSC 2016 can expect updates from a wide range of topics, including the possibilities for physicians or biologists in emerging countries to develop methods of care, exploration, or research in hemostasis. “One of our aims is to attract colleagues that don’t [routinely attend] the SSC meetings, especially those from Central Europe and Africa,” said Schved, who is a hematologist at the University of Montpellier.

He characterized Montpellier as a multicultural city that embraces its rich history. It was founded in 985 and is home to one of the oldest medical schools in Europe–at the University of Montpellier. “We are an old city, but we have a modern city around it,” said Schved. “The subcommittee meeting has a reputation of being high-level, but we hope to have a lot of colleagues coming not only for the science, but for the quality of life, the sun, the sea, and the mountains and so on. There’s a tradition of friendship in the South of France.”

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By Doug Brunk |June 24, 2015